LG Twins’ left-handed pitcher Kim Yun-shik, born in 2000, pitched well in his 6th start of the season, but unfortunately failed to reach victory.
Kim Yun-sik started the home game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 10th and pitched 72 balls in 6 innings, scoring 5 hits and 4 strikeouts and 1 run.
Kim Yun-sik, who debuted as a professional in an LG uniform in 2020 and started to take a seat in the starting rotation last year, showed a somewhat undulating pitch at the beginning of this season. Before this Kiwoom match, his performance was 2 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 4.05 in 5 appearances.
In particular, Kim Yun-sik started as a starter against SSG Landers in Jamsil on the 26th of last month (3-5 LG loss), but was greatly shaken with 6 hits, 1 home run, 4 walks, 1 strikeout and 5 runs in 4 innings. After that, he had time to reorganize for a while, and on that day, he climbed the mound again and showed good pitching.
He left one runner in the top of the 7th inning, leading 1-0, and handed the ball to follow-up pitcher Woo-Young Jung. As Jung Woo-Young allowed the turnaround to be 1-2, his third win of the season was postponed to the next opportunity.
From the beginning of the first inning, Yunshik Kim showed off his good condition. He struck out Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Won-seok, respectively, and turned them into right-field flies. He then allowed Kim Hye-seong a heavy hit, but ended the inning by treating Edison Russell as a shortstop grounder. In the beginning of the second inning, Lee Hyeong-jong (second baseman grounder), Park Chan-hyeok (strikeout), and Lim Byung-wook (left fielder fly) were put to rest one after another, making his first tripartite inning. 안전놀이터
The fighting continued in the top of the third inning. Leading batter Kim Hui-jip hit left-handed and Lee Ji-young gave up a sacrifice bunt, but Lee Jung-hoo led second baseman to a grounder and sighed. Afterwards, against Lee Won-seok, he made a fly in right field to finish the inning. In the beginning of the 4th inning, Kim Hye-seong (strikeout), Russell (third baseman grounder), and Lee Hyung-jong (first baseman foul fly) were all induced to hit.
Even in the beginning of the 5th inning, the sense of stability continued. He dedicated a left-handed hit to Park Chan-hyuk, but tied Lim Byung-wook, Kim Hwi-jip, and Lee Ji-young with a fly in right field, a strikeout, and a fly in right field, respectively. In the top of the 6th inning, Lee Jung-hoo also got a hit, but Lee Won-seok was induced with a fly by center fielder, and Kim Hye-seong led second baseman with a double hit, ending the inning with three batters.
Even in the top of the 7th inning, Kim Yun-sik, who came up on the mound, allowed lead batter Russell to hit a triple that flowed over the first base line. Then, the LG bench replaced the pitcher with Jung Woo-young. Jung Woo-young gave up a home to Kim Yun-shik’s successor runner, and Kim Yun-shik’s total earned run became 1 point.